Archive for August 23rd, 2019

IMF warns against rate cuts, currency intervention to improve trade balance

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday warned against governments trying to weaken their currencies through monetary easing or market interventions, arguing in a blog [...]
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US charges Kansas researcher over ties to Chinese university

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A researcher at the University of Kansas was indicted on federal fraud charges on Wednesday for allegedly concealing ties to a Chinese university while doing research funded [...]
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A trade war with Europe would be larger and more damaging than Washington’s spat with China

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Data from the Office of the US Trade Representative shows that in 2018, the US imported $683.9 billion of EU goods and $557.9 billion from China. However, looking at US [...]
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If I protest in HK and travel to mainland China, will I be able to come home?

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

In late May, two weeks before the first major anti-extradition bill march in Hong Kong, four high school friends and I took a day trip to the Chinese city of Shenzhen for a [...]
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China’s two-child policy linked to 5 million extra babies in 18 months

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | NewScientist | 6:02 AM

A Chinese government policy allowing all couples to have two children led to an additional 5.4 million births in the first 18 months after it took effect. China’s [...]
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China’s rust belt looks abroad as growth slows, tariffs bite

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China’s northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalise on a multibillion-dollar national [...]
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China can live without the US, ‘but I don’t think they will’: USDA adviser

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance | 6:02 AM

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters that “someone had to take on China” regardless of “whether it’s good or bad short-term” for [...]
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Canada’s Trudeau says won’t back down in dispute with China, urges restraint in HK

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he would not escalate a deepening trade and diplomatic dispute with China but added that his government had no [...]
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China may need more than a new interest rate to stimulate its economy

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* Chinese authorities have repeatedly emphasized the need to improve financing to the country’s privately run, smaller companies, which account for much of the economic [...]
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Huawei ranked top private enterprise for fourth straight year by China’s leading state-backed business association, followed by HNA Group

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Huawei Investment and Holding was crowned as the champion of China’s top 500 private enterprises on Thursday, winning the title for the fourth consecutive year in the [...]
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China’s warning to global CEOs: Toe the Party line on HK

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

As anti-government protests in Hong Kong intensified this month, KPMG issued a directive to its employees in the city: Don’t speak on behalf of the company in public. [...]
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IMF warns that currency devaluations will not fix a country’s economic problems

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* In a blog published Wednesday, IMF senior economists Gita Gopinath, Luis Cubeddu and Gustavo Adler warned that the recent surge in monetary easing from both advanced and [...]
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Japan’s Nikkei little changed ahead of Jackson Hole; Shiseido advances

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Nikkei was little changed on Wednesday, as investors held positions ahead of a key central bankers’ gathering in the United States, which could provide [...]
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Japan, China, S. Korea must work together to halt North’s provocations

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:02 AM

To make North Korea abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile development programmes, it is imperative to ensure cooperation among Japan, China and South Korea along with the [...]
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Japan, US finalise deal on additional daytime flights from Tokyo’s Haneda

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US and Japanese officials in Tokyo agreed to increase daytime services between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and US destinations for two dozen new flights daily, the US [...]
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